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The Resource Freedom Summer, Doug McAdam

Freedom Summer, Doug McAdam

Label
Freedom Summer
Title
Freedom Summer
Statement of responsibility
Doug McAdam
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In June 1964, over one thousand volunteers--most of them white, northern college students--arrived in Mississippi to register black voters and staff "freedom schools" as part of the Freedom Summer campaign. By August, four were dead, 80 beaten, 1,000 arrested, and 67 churches, homes and businesses were burned or bombed. Less dramatically, but no less significantly, the volunteers encountered a "liberating" exposure to new lifestyles, new political ideologies, and a radically new perspective on America and on themselves. Doug McAdam offers the first book to gauge the impact of Freedom Summer on the volunteers and on the 1960s. Tracking down hundreds of the original applicants, and combining hard data with a wealth of personal recollections, he has produced a riveting portrait of the people, the events, and the era. McAdam discovered that the volunteers' encounters with white supremacist violence and their experiences with interracial relationships, communal living, and a more open sexuality led many of them to "climb aboard a political and cultural wave just as it was forming and beginning to wash forward." Many became activists in other movements and, most significantly, many of them have remained activists to this day.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NRM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McAdam, Doug
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mississippi Freedom Project
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
  • Nineteen sixties
Label
Freedom Summer, Doug McAdam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First issued as ... paperback, 1990."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: In search of the volunteers -- America on the eve of Freedom Summer -- The biographical roots of activism -- Freedom high: the summer of '64 -- Taking stock: the immediate impact of Freedom Summer -- Applying the lessons of Mississippi -- The morning after: the seventies and beyond -- Epilogue: Let it shine
Control code
ocm25625755
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195064728
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25625755
Label
Freedom Summer, Doug McAdam
Publication
Note
"First issued as ... paperback, 1990."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: In search of the volunteers -- America on the eve of Freedom Summer -- The biographical roots of activism -- Freedom high: the summer of '64 -- Taking stock: the immediate impact of Freedom Summer -- Applying the lessons of Mississippi -- The morning after: the seventies and beyond -- Epilogue: Let it shine
Control code
ocm25625755
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780195064728
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)25625755

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